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Tina Fey's Show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Moving from NBC to Netflix

Great news for Tina Fey fans: While Fox passed on Fey's show Cabot College, her NBC show starring Ellie Kemper is making a move to streaming. Deadline reports that the Fey and Robert Carlock-created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (previously titled Tooken) has now moved from NBC to Netflix with a two-season commitment. The first season will premiere on the streaming network in March 2015. Here's what NBC exec Robert Greenblatt said on the announcement:

"When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating [...]

Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' Premieres on Fox March 1st

Fox announced a new round of TV premiere dates yesterday, and on the slate is SNL alum Will Forte's one-man comedy The Last Man on Earth. Forte created and stars in the show, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Last Man on Earth will debut on Sunday, March 1st at 9:00pm with a special one-hour premiere, when Bob's Burgers will move back to its regular 7:30pm time slot. Freshman sitcom Mulaney recently switched time slots with Bob's Burgers, but its shortened 13-episode season will finish prior to the premiere of Forte's show.

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Stephen Merchant Tells Jimmy Fallon About His Brush with Ebola in Norway

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Stephen Merchant, who tells Fallon about his recent guest spot on a late night show in Norway in which he was a guest alongside a novelist, a brain scientist, and a woman recovering from Ebola. Thankfully Merchant survived the ordeal.

Here's 'Key and Peele' Director Peter Atencio's Favorite Sketch This Season

In case you missed last night's Key and Peele, Comedy Central uploaded the wonderful, weird, and inevitably disturbing "Aerobics Meltdown" sketch today. Director Peter Atencio wrote a blog post that breaks down all the work that went into it and why it's his favorite Key and Peele sketch this season "and possibly ever." If you're curious what inspired them to produce this sketch, check out our look back at the 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship with host Alan Thicke.

'Portlandia's Season 5 Trailer Features Paul Reubens, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Wilde, and More

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brightcove.createExperiences();Portlandia returns for a fifth season on IFC January 8th at 10:00pm, and the network released the first (and super epic) season trailer today. A ton of guests are slated to show up throughout the season, including a bunch of returning stars (Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Goldblum, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Kyle MacLachlan, Ed Begley Jr.) and some newcomers too (Seth Meyers, Matt Groening, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Paul Reubens, Parker Posey, Paul Simon, Brigitte Nielsen, Natasha Lyonne, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, and even Oscar the Grouch).

Adam Pally Is Leaving 'The Mindy Project' Early Next Year

Fox's The Mindy Project is losing a series regular. TV Line reports that Adam Pally is set to leave the show in early 2015. Pally has been a regular Mindy Project star since he debuted as Dr. Peter Prentice in season 2. While he will likely make "occasional guest appearances" after his contract ends next year, he has plenty of other projects in the works between his development deal with ABC Studios and upcoming film roles in Search Party, Night Owls, and Bad Boys Crazy Girls.

Remembering Mike Nichols the Performer

As you no doubt already heard, yesterday marked the passing of a man the media has aptly named an “entertainment icon” by the name of Mike Nichols. Mike earned his icon status by performing just about every major task one can perform in the modern creative arts, working as a comedian, a director, a producer, and a writer. He will be best known as the director of such films as The Graduate, for which he won an Oscar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catch-22, Angels in America, Working Girl, and many others. But today, we dip into the archives and take a look at the first job Nichols performed [...]

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of '@midnight'

"You don't know how people are going to react to things. We can't control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you think is the most genius video to post on YouTube and it gets 1,000 views, and then off-handedly you capture, like, a duck sneezing, and it gets 20 million views. You just don’t know."

- Chris Hardwick reflects on the surprise success of his Comedy Central show @midnight in a new interview with The Guardian.

'Conan' Prop Master Bill Tull Offers Some Money-Saving Thanksgiving Tips

Want to have an enjoyable Thanksgiving this year but don't have enough money for things like turkey and pumpkin pie? Have no fear, because Conan's prop master Bill Tull is back with some budget-friendly tips for the holidays that will allow you to experience a happy and authentic Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.

Spike TV Orders 'Lip Sync Battle' Series from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog isn't the only late night bit to get its own television show. THR reports that Spike TV has ordered a series called Lip Sync Battle based on the hit recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The series is executive produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant — who are also set to perform — and will begin taping in New York in January with a premiere date set for April 2, 2015. No host has been announced yet.

Click through for one of the best "Lip Sync Battle" segments ever featuring Paul Rudd performing "Don't Stop Me Now":

'Conan' Visits a Conscientious Tofurkey Farm

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving by opting for tofurkey instead of the real thing, Conan visited McClellan Farms recently, and no one makes a more ethically acceptable tofurkey product than them. So before you choose your tofurkey brand this holiday season, please consider McClellan, because it's not humane tofurkey unless it's breastfed three times a day.

Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, and Jon Hamm Will Show Up in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

NBC's Parks and Recreation is gearing up for its grand finale, and some old friends are set to show up throughout the season. In addition to previously announced guest stars Megan Mullally, Rachel Dratch, and Werner Herzog, Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are confirmed to make a one-episode appearance next season reprising their roles as Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins. "We made a list of people that we needed to see back one more time. We didn’t get everybody we wanted, because some people had other obligations," Mike Schur told TV Line . "But a lot of the people we were hoping to see one more [...]

James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams are 'SNL's December Hosts

Saturday Night Live just announced its hosts for December. The Wrap reports that James Franco will host for the third time on the December 6th episode to promote his new movie with Seth Rogen The Interview with musical guest Nicki Minaj, while Martin Freeman will make his hosting debut on December 13th with musical guest Charli XCX. SNL's Christmas episode on December 20th will be hosted by Amy Adams with musical guest One Direction. Adams last hosted back in 2008.